Category: News & Views

As Opponents try to kill Mexican trucking in NAFTA 2.0, immigrants the answer to U.S. driver shortage

With Driver Shortage, industry needs Mexican-Americans The trucking industry is increasingly turning to minorities such as Mexican immigrants to meet a critical need for drivers, even as President Donald Trump and others succumb to the false narrative that deem them unsafe and a threat to American jobs. But trucking jobs are not being lost to Mexico,

MTO Online is back after a short hiatus

After the Cross Border Pilot Program successfully concluded last year and permanent operating authority was given to the participants who earned it, and despite the continued outcry and threats from those who continued to adamantly and unsuccessfully opposed it, I took a short hiatus from the issue for some “me” with my family. After 10 years of successfully

Most Dangerous Highways are in the Mexican States of Veracruz, Guerrero, Michoacan and State of Mexico

The most dangerous roads in the country today, are those of Veracruz, State of Mexico, Guerrero and Michoacan, announced Rafael Ortiz Pacheco, national leader of the Mexican Association of Transporters AC Organizations (Amotac). Ortiz Pacheco said that monthly reports he receives indicate an alleged  theft of 50 vehicles across the country representing an economic loss

CONATRAM & CANACAR still pursue $3.8B in damages for U.S. violations of NAFTA truck provisions

The report out from the Inspector Generals office yesterday was in all ways favorable for allowing Mexican trucks unlimited access to the United States but apparently was not enough to stop efforts by the  Confederación Nacional de Transportistas Mexicanos (Conatram) and  Cámara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga (Canacar) from pursuing their claims for damages against the United

Highlights of MCSAC meeting point to success of Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico

The scheduled meeting of FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s (MSSAC) subcommittee on the U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long Haul Trucking Pilot Program met on July 28, 2014 and testimony given during this open meeting suggests the cross border pilot program, scheduled to end in less than three months will show Mexican carriers fully qualified and

Andrew Tahmooressi’s Defense Team – Drunk and disorderly in Tijuana – Assaults Mexican News Reporter

TIJUANA.- On July 9th, after 101 days incarcerated in a Mexican prison, U.S. Marine reservist Andrew Tahmooressi, with his mother Jill and two defense attorneys in tow, finally appeared in court before a Tijuana federal judge. This was his his first evidentiary hearing since crossing the U.S. border on March 31st with his truck laden

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturns decision which denied justice for Border Patrol murder victim

NEW YORK–In a momentous decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Constitution applies outside of the territorial limits of the United States, in this case Mexico, squarely rejecting the government’s argument that constitutional rights end at the border. The court accordingly reinstated a lawsuit brought by the family of a 15-year-old

Cold Hard Facts Concerning the Case of Andrew Paul Tahmooressi – Caught in Mexico with Illegal Firearms

The moment the mother of inactive Marine Sgt.Andrew Tahmooressi decided to take the case of her son’s lawful arrest and imprisonment to Fox News and the internet through social media to arouse the ire and anger of the right wing bigots and Obama haters, the chance for his quick release disappeared. Just a few minutes

Texas DPS & Border Truckers Butt Heads over Border Inspections and Other Issues

With improvements at the Port of Brownsville forthcoming and investments into the county’s International Bridge System setting the stage for growth, the trucking industry has weighed heavily on the minds of business-savvy officials throughout Cameron County as of late. Increasing freight and truck traffic at the bridges is a great way to pad the county’s

Teamsters Prez James Hoffa admits Mexican truckers aren’t joking around!

We haven’t heard much out of Teamsters President James Hoffa since the DC Court Appeals threw out the Teamsters and OOIDA’s bogus and frivolous lawsuit pertaining to the Mexican truck issue, but apparently, his silence has been broken, In an article published today in the Huffington Post, Hoffa rants about the recent decision by Mexicos

Mexico’s nationwide “30 DELTA” results in an Out of Service rate of 0.2% of transportation workers

We reported earlier this month on Operation 30 DELTA, a plan by Mexico’s Secretaria de Comunicacions y Transportes (SCT) to conduct random medical and toxicological screenings nationwide on the countries transportation workers. The goal was to test 150,000 workers in the airline, trucking, maritime and rail industry. At the time, we thought this to be

4 dead, dozens injured in TERNIUM MEXICO plant explosion in Monterrey [VIDEO]

4 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in an explosion at Italian-Argentine steelmaker Ternium’s Guerrero plant in it’s Guerrero facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The explosion, captured on security cameras, occurred early this morning during routine maintenance work at the DRI intake of anelectric arc furnace within the facility. Reporters on the scene

Will OOIDA appeal the decision confirming the legality of the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico?

Two weeks after the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters attempt to put an end to the Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico, rejecting all of their claims against the program, the question on many peoples minds is will they appeal

DC Appeals Court to hear oral arguments in OOIDA’s latest attempt against Mexican carriers

Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard May 6, 2013 before the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in the latest and hopefully last frivolous and baseless lawsuit filed by Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in their attempt to bar Mexican carriers from the United States. The action (Docket# 12-1264) nominally mentions Canada and Canadian